When I bought this piece, I was a bit torn on what to do with it. I was deciding between a vibrant rich blue and coral. For me the most perfect pieces are usually the ones that are the hardest to paint.
They will look pretty in any color and the options are endless! I really wanted to paint in Apron Strings again (by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint). This color is so fun, it’s sorta a peachy pink and paints like water colors. It takes longer to sell, maybe because it’s more feminine and a little taste specific. I knew it would be risky but artistically I was really drawn to it. So glad I listened to that, it ended up being a piece I am really proud of (and it ended up selling within just a few hours!) woot!
The drawers are lined with Spoonflower paper (by: littlesmilemakers) and I used General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax to seal.
Here’s what she looked like before..
This piece was a fun one, I was surprised by the response and sweet comments from my Facebook and Instagram feeds! What a lovely community of fellow painters and friends. Fills my heart!
With the support of Alison at The Modern Cottage Company I have decided to start offering paint classes. I really enjoy talking paint and thought it would be a lot of fun! We posted the first Painting 101 class for May 9th and sold out within 24 hours!! So we are scheduling another intro class for May 30th. This class will cover the basics of prep, painting and sealing of a vintage chair that they get to take home. I’m looking forward to planning a number of other classes including a Mommy and Me and Milk Paint. One that I am really looking forward to is a creative class. This class will cover Mod Podging paper, different waxes, glazes, General Finishes Pearl Effects, layering, rub n buff, etc. I get emailed a lot about some of these things and I think people will have fun playing with some of the techniques. It’s really about being creative and making it your own. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!